Neil Paris

 

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Neil is Director of SMITH Dance Theatre.  His  first work for SMITH,  Agnes and Walter: A Little Love Story, toured the UK to critical acclaim. He was commissioned by The Bloomberg Place Prize for Dance to create The  Devil's Mischief, which also featured at  the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and Bristol Old Vic Ferment and is currently developing After The Fall: A  Little Morality Play, a new work for SMITH.

Other recent work includes choreography for Wolf’s Child by WildWorks, Motion Scores for the ProArt Company in the Czech Republic and Red Shift for The Voice Project choir in Norwich. 

He was a core member of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre performing in five productions; Giselle, The Bull, James Son Of James, The Flowerbed and The Rite Of Spring in collaboration with English National Opera. Fabulous Beast toured internationally, receiving three Olivier nominations and winning numerous awards. He worked with Dan Canham/Still House in the creation and touring of Ours Was The Fen Country and has recently devised a one-man version of Chaucer's The Knight’s Tale for family audiences.

He teaches and and leads workshops in the UK and Europe including voice and body intensives with Margaret Pikes of Roy Hart Theatre Köln, the Pro Art International Workshop Festival in the Czech Republic and across the education and community sector in the UK. In 2012 he was the recipient of an Olympic Inspire Mark Award for Dance Aloud, a collaboration with Norfolk County Council and deaf students from City of Norwich School. He is currently visiting lecturer at Brunel University, an Artist Mentor for Barbican Creative Learning and Associate Artist with UROCK Creative.

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